In The Midnight Hour
Little Red Rooster
Crazy Fingers ->
Hell In A Bucket ->
Don't Ease Me In
Feel Like A Stranger ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ->
Black Peter ->
Turn On Your Lovelight
Johnny B. Goode
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadDate June 27, 1985Venue Saratoga Performing Arts CenterLocation Saratoga Springs, NYSource Matrix (See Notes)Lineage See NotesTaped by See NotesTransferred by Hunter Seamons
June 28, 2011
Hunter Seamons is truly the master of matrix mixing. This matrix captures the ambience of the AUDs and the clarity and punch of the SBD. The recording demonstrates a great show from the band during a year that many overlook. The opening Midnight Hour is a great rendition of a Pigpen classic. The band really seems to be "on" during this show.
September 21, 2008
Pitch corrected source now in circulation.
Pitch corrected source now in circulation, produced after this mtx.
August 11, 2008
Nice Work on this Mix
Nice to have a mixed perspective - I always preferred the aud's to this show because the crowd was so much a part of this eve and the sbd is a tad bit sterile for how rowdy the band and the crowd got. SPAC is just one of those venues where the audience really played a part in GD performances.
Aud note: frankly I prefer the unknown mics over the Oade aud source (gasp, oh the blasphemy!) but this mix is nice and worth having. I think it will depend on my mood as to whether I cue up my AUD or this MTX.
This show has a sweet place in my heart - I loved GD @ SPAC in the summer and simply had a blast at this one. 85 is the year that got them banned for awhile as it was so over the top with all sorts of mayhem (see balcony sequence in the first set, but there were many other episodes of rule breaking that also brought on the decision I'm sure). Pretty surprised they were allowed back in 88.
Thanks for all your hard work on these fine matrix's believe me it does not go unnoticed nor is under appreciated.